The vision began earlier this year. As my 2015 wedding season was rolling on, I realized that almost all of my inquires for the next year were during fall, mostly August through October. I was also OBSESSED (that's putting it mildly) with Pantone's color of 2015, marsala, a robust and earthy tone perfect for fall weddings. I thought to myself, "What could be more romantic than a styled shoot set against the backdrop of autumn foliage and vines?" A romantic marsala inspiration shoot was a labor of love, created from the idea of showing Wisconsin brides that there can be more to fall weddings than pumpkins and mums. From the beginning, I knew that I wanted the color story of the shoot to be seasonal autumn without the traditional color combinations. More importantly, I really wanted Wisconsin brides to be truly inspired by this shoot and to have it be obtainable for couples planning their wedding in this beautiful state. Over the Vines in Edgerton provided the perfect venue for this dreamy shoot, a collaboration of Wisconsin's finest wedding vendors.
Drawing inspiration from the location and from Pantone's Color of 2015, marsala, the shoot took on a romantic moodiness and drama embodied by florals rich in tones of merlot, burgundy, and plum with hints of dusty blush to soften the palette. Amanda from Alluring Blooms wanted the starting point of the floral design to be tinted cooper beech. It is the perfect marsala foliage and served as the main element of the centerpiece garland and chair accents. An array of Wisconsin grown blooms were added including tardiva hydrangea, café au lait dahlias, and velvety coral hanging amaranthus. Plum ranunculus, beige roses, fuchsia double tulips, and blush and burgundy astilbe completed the look and added a nice range of hues and textures.
Kirstie & Mallory from Elevate Events wanted to create an elegant tablescape built around the cooper beech centerpiece garland by incorporating various metals such as beautiful florence mocha chargers, gold flatware, and copper engraved wine charms. Red velvet whoopie pies served as place settings, and grapes and wine from the vineyard brought it all together. Lastly, the flowing blush Paloma gown by Elizabeth Dye was beautifully complimented by a lush floral bouquet adorned by an assortment of cascading ribbon, the perfect addition for this swoon-worthy shoot.
A BIG thank you goes out to all of the amazing and insanely creative wedding vendors that helped bring this shoot to life. I really couldn't have done it without each and every one of you! I also want to send a thank you to Wisconsin Bride Magazine for featuring this shoot (you can check it out here)! Now site back, relax, and soak in all the beauty this shoot has to offer...
Venue: Over the Vines | Event Design: Elevate Events | Florals: Alluring Blooms | Bridal Gown: Elizabeth Dye (Paloma in Blush) | Bridesmaid Dresses: Brandi's Bridal Galleria | Hair & Make-Up: The Purple Chair Salon | Groom's Attire: Nedrebo's | Groomsmen Attire: Jazzman Clothing | Rentals: A La Crate Vintage Rentals | Rentals: Event Essentials | Linens: BBJ Linen | Desserts: Brown Rice & Honey | Stationery: Brink Creations | Officiant: Sacred Moments | Wine Charms: Love Sum | Silk Ribbon: Flueropean | Ring Box: The Mrs. Box